Prime Minister’s Office Spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd revealed the news at a meeting with provincial governors in Bangkok today, reported the National News Bureau of Thailand (NNT) in a public notice posted today. (See here.)
The official who will take up the post of Governor of Phuket to replace Mr Chamroen has yet to be announced.
The date October 1 marks the beginning of the Thai government budget year and is the usual annual date for the transfer of officials around the country.
As is customary with the public notice announcing regular annual transfers, no reason was given for Gov Chamroen being transferred to another province.
Gov Chamroen was installed Governor of Phuket on October 1 last year after serving as Vice Governor of Nakhon Pathom province, on the outskirts of Bangkok, for one year.
Before his posting to Nakhon Pathom, Gov Chamroen was one of the key figures in the dismantling of the Phuket taxi mafia in 2014 during his term as Phuket Vice Governor from 2012-2014.